Three People Struck by Lightning
in New Hampshire
July 19, 2007
Concord, NH -A series of Servere thundestorms
blew over New Hampshire on Sunday, with winds strong enough to down
powerlines and blow down trees on top of homes. The storms caused
thousands to be without power.
Three people were struck by lightning while picking raspberries
at Ridge Runner's Farm in New Durham. Elizabeth and Link Moser were
treated and released from Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Link Moser
suffered minor burns to his arms and feet. His wife Elizabeth, who
is pregnant, received a precautionary checkup. An unidentified third
person, who reported tingling in her hands, did not seek treatment.
Police said the lightning strike shattered
lumber off two poles and traveled along a wire supporting the raspberry
plants. Eddie Miles, co-owner of Ridge Runner's Farm said it was
not raining at the time of the strike.
Miles said that the Mosers returned
to his farm which is located on Ridge Road to the south of Lake
Winnipesaukee, after being released from the hospital to say they
were OK - and to talk about the weather